$1 Million Grant from Kauffman Foundation Aimed at Making Community Colleges a ‘Front Door’ for Entrepreneurship
A model for entrepreneurship education and early-stage funding for startups, born in a community college in northeastern Ohio, will make its way to the national stage with the support of a $1 million grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
1 Million Cups from Kauffman Labs Ready to Perk Up Entrepreneurs in Reno and Cedar Rapids
1 Million Cups, an education program created by Kauffman Labs for Enterprise Creation to bring together and engage entrepreneurs, adds Reno, Nevada, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to its expanding map.
2007 State New Economy Index
The 2007 State New Economy Index, released by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), is a state-by-state analysis of how state economies are transforming from an old industrial economic model based on "smokestack chasing" in which economic development success is measured by the number of big company relocations rather than in the creation and retention of high value-added, high-wage jobs.
2008 State New Economy Index
The 2008 State New Economy Index indicates five states—Massachusetts, Washington, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey—are leading the United States’ transformation into a global, entrepreneurial and knowledge- and innovation-based New Economy. The reports was released by the Kauffman Foundation and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) during Global Entrepreneurship Week, an initiative to inspire young people around the world to embrace imagination, innovation and creativity.
2010 Ranking of ‘New Economy States’ Highlights Leaders and Laggers in Innovation, According to Kauffman/ITIF Study
Massachusetts, Washington, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey are the top five states at the forefront of the nation’s movement toward a global, innovation-based new economy, according to The 2010 State New Economy Index, released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF).
2010 State New Economy Index
The State New Economy Index uses 26 indicators to assess states' fundamental capacity to successfully navigate the shoals of economic change. It measures the extent to which state economies are knowledge-based, globalized, entrepreneurial, IT-driven and innovation-based – in other words, to what degree state economies' structures and operations match the ideal structure of the New Economy. The 2010 Index builds on four earlier Indexes, published in 1999, 2002, 2007 and 2008.
2012 State of Entrepreneurship Address: A Roadmap for State Growth
The Kauffman Foundation's third annual State of Entrepreneurship Address explores methods of promoting entrepreneurship, sparking innovation, and accelerating economic growth through low-cost changes in state law and policy.
2013 State of Entrepreneurship Address: Financing Entrepreneurial Growth
The Kauffman Foundation addresses challenges and opportunities in financing new and young companies at its fourth annual State of Entrepreneurship Address at the National Press Club in Washington.
A Market-Based Approach for Crossing the Valley of Death: The Benefits of a Capital Gains Exemption for Investments in Startups
New companies with high growth potential – and with high potential to create jobs – often struggle to obtain sufficient capital to cross the so-called "Valley of Death" in the process from concept to prototype. With continued economic uncertainty, government funding is no longer a guaranteed solution, and private investors have become increasingly risk averse.
A Tale of Two Entrepreneurs: New Kauffman Paper Highlights Different Types and Their Roles in Economy
The distinctive differences between innovation-driven enterprises (IDEs) and traditional small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – and their importance for governments and policymakers wanting to support long-term economic growth – is the subject of "A Tale of Two Entrepreneurs: Understanding Differences in the Types of Entrepreneurship in the Economy," which examines IDEs and SMEs, their roles in local, regional and global economies, and their differing needs in terms of financial and policy support.
Ensuring State and Municipal Solvency
It's clear that achieving long-term solvency for states and municipalities will require painful paradigm shifts.
Entrepreneur Guru Brad Feld Illustrates How to Build a Startup Community in New Kauffman Sketchbook Video
Founder-turned-venture capitalist Brad Feld boils down 20 years of experience working with entrepreneurs and building a vibrant startup ecosystem into four essentials that will work anywhere in the world in his new book, "Startup Communities."
Entrepreneurial Expert Brad Feld Buys House in Kansas City Startup Village, Launches Competition to Live in it
Brad Feld, a venture capitalist at Foundry Group, noted advocate for entrepreneurs and author of the book Startup Communities, has been lauded for his hands-on role in helping to make Boulder, Colo., a thriving hub for high-tech startups. Today he announces a venture that will extend his support for entrepreneurs about 600 miles to the east — to metropolitan Kansas City.
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation statement from Carl Schramm for Google Fiber announcement
We applaud Google's announcement today that both Kansas Cities will have access to its 1 Gig technology, blowing the door wide open to an exciting new era of innovation in our region.
Fortune Small Business and the Kauffman Foundation Announce the 50 Best Places to Launch a Business
FORTUNE Small Business magazine and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation announced today the 2009 list of the 50 best places in the United States to launch a business.
From Chasing Smokestacks to Embracing Entrepreneurship
Ed Glaeser, Professor of Economics, Harvard University, explains that today's cities can succeed
only if they are centers of innovation that produce new technologies and new
High-Growth Firms Flourish in Unexpected Locations and Industries, Kauffman Studies Show
"The Ascent of America's High-Growth Companies," a report series released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, reveals that high numbers of fast-growing firms are concentrated in unexpected regions and industrial sectors.
Infographic: Energizing an Ecosystem: Brewing 1 Million Cups
"Energizing an Ecosystem: Brewing 1 Million Cups" presents results of an initial survey among 1 Million Cups participants to identify their demographic characteristics, information about whether they were a founder or co-founder of a startup, and their attendance patterns at 1 Million Cups.
Kansas City Leaders Seek to Create America's Most Entrepreneurial City
As part of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce's "Big 5" initiative announced in September to propel the region forward and create new jobs, area leaders have declared that Kansas City should be "America's Most Entrepreneurial City." That plan got a big boost today, as the University of Missouri-Kansas City's (UMKC) Bloch School of Management announced it has been named No. 1 in the world in innovation management research by the Journal of Product Innovation Management, a leading academic journal. In the ranking, which will be published in the March issue of the publication, UMKC tops such prestigious schools as M.I.T., Harvard, Stanford, Michigan State and Texas A&M.
Kauffman Foundation and PBS Distance Learning Expand Availability of Ice House Entrepreneurship Facilitator Training
The Kauffman Foundation and PBS Distance Learning Network are collaborating to offer worldwide, online facilitator training for the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program in response to a growing demand for training entrepreneurship educators.
Kauffman Foundation Launches Online Energy Innovation Network to Help Scale New Energy Economy
With more than $80 billion already invested in U.S. clean energy development and another $150 billion being proposed, this emerging industry has been tagged as essential to jump-start the economy and create new jobs. Yet significant barriers plague this highly regulated, complex sector that prevent it from making the kind of progress that such high expectations demand.
Kauffman Foundation Sponsorship of Silicon Prairie News to Expand Coverage of Entrepreneurial Activity in Kansas City, Across Midwest
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation today announced a new sponsorship of Silicon Prairie News.The Foundation's significant sponsorship will support the community-building organization in establishing a full-time presence in Kansas City, launching a series of entrepreneurship events here, and expanding its news coverage of entrepreneurial activity in the Midwest.
Kauffman Foundation Will Host Oct. 8 Kansas City Stop on reddit “Internet 2012” Bus Tour
Kansas City is one of several Midwest stops on the reddit 10-day "Internet 2012" campaign bus tour recently announced by the social news website.
Kauffman Foundation's 2012 State of Entrepreneurship Address to Present Solutions for Spurring Economic Growth and Creating Jobs at the State Level
In the 2012 State of Entrepreneurship Address, the Kauffman Foundation will explore methods of promoting entrepreneurship, sparking innovation, and accelerating economic growth through low-cost changes in state law and policy.
Kauffman Foundation's 2013 State of Entrepreneurship Address Proposes Policies to Expand Financing Entrepreneurial Growth
The Kauffman Foundation addressed current challenges and opportunities in financing entrepreneurial growth, a key driver of job creation and economic expansion, at its fourth annual State of Entrepreneurship Address.
Kauffman Index of Enterpreneurial Activity State Report 2005
The state report of the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity presents rates of business
creation by state and for select metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs).
Mayor Bloomberg and Kauffman Foundation Welcome First Participants of FastTrac Program Supporting New York City’s Future Entrepreneurs
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development
Robert C. Lieber and Department of Small Business Services (SBS)
Commissioner Robert W. Walsh today welcomed some of New York City's
future entrepreneurs enrolled in the first FastTrac NewVenture program
being offered by the City of New York. The business training program
will help emerging entrepreneurs, including those displaced from the
financial services sector, start new businesses and help existing
entrepreneurial business owners run their businesses.
New ‘ID8 Nation’ Web Channel Features Vibrant Entrepreneurial Communities in U.S. Cities
ID8 Nation, a multimedia channel launching today on the Kauffman Foundation website, entrepreneurship.org, explores cities' entrepreneurial ecosystems to provide insights on what grows in them and why. The first city profiled is Pittsburgh.
New Kauffman Foundation Paper Advances Regional Policies for Fostering Entrepreneurially Driven Economic Growth
Creating the next Silicon Valley, Research Triangle or any of the other successful entrepreneurial business clusters around the country calls for economic development policies aimed at fostering entrepreneurially driven growth. That is according to a new report issued today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, which advises local, state and regional policy officials to eliminate regulatory hurdles to forming new businesses, among other recommendations.
New Kauffman Foundation, LegalZoom Survey Captures Rare Picture of America’s Startups
In an effort to learn more about the challenges facing today's entrepreneurs, LegalZoom and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation surveyed 1,431 business owners who formed their companies through LegalZoom in 2012.
New Report From Milken Institute and Kauffman Foundation Examines Back-to-Basics Solutions to Address Shortfalls in State and Municipal Budgets
Cutting back on services and increasing taxes won't be enough to stabilize state and municipal finances, even when the economy fully recovers. According to a new report from the Milken Institute and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, it's going to require real paradigm shifts: a fundamental restructuring of budgets and the entire budgeting process, sustainable revenue generation, new efficiencies and federal/state partnerships.
NGA Issue Brief Highlights State Strategies for Supporting Entrepreneurship
The National Governors Association (NGA) has released an Issue Brief that explores the benefits of early-stage investments by "angels"?wealthy individuals or groups of individuals that provide entrepreneurs with capital, connections and guidance.
Post-IPO Employment and Revenue Growth for U.S. IPOs, June 1996-2010
While Initial Public Offerings like Facebook's make front page news, life after an IPO and its impact on the broader economy have not been looked at in depth. A Kauffman Foundation report examines the little studied employment and revenue growth
Promising Scholars Honored for Ground-Breaking Research in Entrepreneurship
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation announces the recipients of the Kauffman Emerging Scholars Program.
Regulatory Barriers to Lowering the Carbon Content of Energy Services
This document compiles a list of state and local regulatory barriers to greater penetration of technologies and mechanisms that reduce the carbon content of the energy services consumed in the United States.
Small Businesses Rate Utah and Alabama Friendliest States, California and Illinois Among Least Friendly
Thumbtack.com, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, today released the second-annual Thumbtack.com Small Business Friendliness Survey showing that Utah, Alabama, New Hampshire, Idaho and Texas rated as the top-five friendliest states for small business.
Startup Act for the States
With campaign season in full swing and the economy far from strong, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation interim president and CEO Benno C. Schmidt, along with National Governors Association (NGA) leaders Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman and Delaware Governor Jack Markell, called for state and local government policy changes to foster entrepreneurship and accelerate economic growth.
Startup Visa Could Create At Least 1.6 Million U.S. Jobs in Next 10 Years, According to Kauffman Foundation Report
Startup Visas would unleash a torrent of entrepreneurial energy among foreign-born individuals in the United States, according to a white paper released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Startup Weekend™ Expands Operations Globally, Opens Regional Offices in London and Mexico City
Startup Weekend — a Kauffman Foundation-supported nonprofit that delivers hands-on entrepreneurship education — is opening its first regional headquarters offices in London and Mexico City.
Successful Education Program Connects Kansas City Entrepreneurs through High-Value, Low-Cost Events and Word-of-Mouth Recruiting
"Energizing an Ecosystem: Brewing 1 Million Cups" presents results of an initial survey among 1MC participants to identify their demographic characteristics, information about whether they were a founder or co-founder of a startup, and their attendance patterns at 1MC.
The Rise of Fractional Scholarship
Underemployed post-graduate researchers represent a vast, untapped resource that could be harnessed to address America’s thorniest scientific challenges, according to a report issued by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The paper suggests that "fractional scholarship" could employ surplus scholarly expertise to advance scientific research, much as distributed computing projects – which recognize that most computers are largely idle during their lifetimes – utilize spare computational cycles to seek answers to complicated problems.
The State of Entrepreneurship: State and Local Governments Hold the Key to Accelerating Economic Growth in 2012
With campaign season in full swing and the economy far from strong, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation interim president and CEO Benno C. Schmidt, along with National Governors Association (NGA) leaders Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman and Delaware Governor Jack Markell, today called for state and local government policy changes to foster entrepreneurship and accelerate economic growth. During the third annual Kauffman State of Entrepreneurship Address, titled "A Roadmap for State Growth," Schmidt focused on reducing state and local legal and regulatory barriers to startups and young companies, which play a significant role in U.S. new job creation.
White House Energy Innovation Conference
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation brought together diverse stakeholders to discuss how to leverage private- and public-sector investments and direct philanthropic support to accelerate innovation and job creation in the energy sector.
William Jewell College Receives $500,000 Grant from Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to Build Entrepreneurial Programming
William Jewell College has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to develop an entrepreneurship model for its campus community.